Pontoon Boat Rentals
Rental Terms and Conditions
Renter must be at least 18 years of age with a valid government issued Photo I.D.
Renter will review and must sign Boat Lease Agreement prior to boarding and must keep renter’s copy of the agreement onboard during the duration of rental.
Rental Rate plus 6.5% sales tax is due upon arrival. Renter will pay for fuel used upon return.
Renters who return the boat late are subject to late fees. We charge a $50 late fee if the boat is returned later than 4:45pm, plus $50 fee at the top of every hour starting at 5pm. Examples: A late fee of $50 will be charged if the boat is returned at 4:50pm. A late return at 5pm will incur a $100 late fee. A late return at 6pm will incur a $150 late fee.
Do not travel outside of our cruise boundaries. Anyone found to be outside of our cruising boundaries will incur a $500 fee upon return.
Anyone operating this vessel who was born on or before January 1, 1988 must provide proof of a Boating Safety Certification. The BoatUS Foundation offers the only FREE online boating safety course developed specifically for your state. Course information can be found online at https://courses.boatus.org/
Maximum Occupancy / Weight Limits and Balance
- No more than 12 people are allowed onboard the pontoon boat at any time. Maximum weight limit for total persons onboard is 2,100 pounds. Do not overload the boat!
- Maintain a proper weight balance. Spread out. Do not have all the weight/passengers in the front or on one side of the boat. The weight should be distributed evenly throughout the boat.
- Children under 6 years of age must wear a USCG-approved Type I, II or III PFD at all times while underway.
- Stay INSIDE the pontoon railings at ALL times while the engine is on or when the pontoon is not at anchor. This includes when you are docking the boat or anchoring the boat. Standing or sitting outside of the railings when the boat is in motion is the most dangerous thing you can do and accounts for the most severe injuries and fatalities on a pontoon boat (other than drownings).
- Never put your arms/legs between you and the dock. Even slow moving boats carry a tremendous amount of weighted force and serious injury can occur. Do not try to stop the boat with your arms or legs. Even while docked, wake from other boaters can cause your boat to push against the dock.
- Always observe SLOW SPEED and NO WAKE zones. Failure to do so may result in immediate termination of the rental and/or legal citation. Do not operate the boat near people in the water.
- Boats do not have breaks. They do not turn or stop on a dime. It is important you remember the old boating saying; “Never drive a boat faster than you are willing to crash into something”. This is especially important while docking the boat. The slower you go, the slower you’ll hit the dock. Remember SLOW IS SAFE!
- Do not jump off a moving boat. Doing so is extremely dangerous, could cause injury or death and considered negligent behavior. Do not dive head first into any body of water.
- Always watch out for manatee! One of the most common reasons for manatee fatality is boat strikes. If you see an injured or dead manatee, please note your location and call the FWC Manatee Hotline immediately at 888-404-FWCC or #FWC from your cell phone.
- In the event of an accident that causes injury and/or damage to another vessel or private property, it is your responsibility to notify the local authorities immediately and then contact the marina.
- We have a ZERO tolerance for drinking and operating a boat. The legal consequence for a BUI (Boating Under the Influence) may be the same as for a DUI. The driver MUST be sober.
Remember that you are responsible for the safety of your guests onboard. Always act accordingly and be safe.